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HENDRIX'S EX-GIRLFRIEND DIES IN APPARENT SUICIDE.

Byline: Associated Press

A former girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix - in whose apartment he took his fatal drug overdose - was found dead in a car Friday, two days after losing a court battle with another of the rock star's lovers.

Police said they found the body of Monika Danneman, 50, in a fume-filled car near her home in Seaford, 50 miles southeast of London. They said the death appeared to be a suicide.

Hendrix died in London on Sept. 18, 1970. He had telephoned a friend from Danneman's apartment, saying ``I need help bad, man,'' and was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.

A pathologist concluded that Hendrix choked on vomit after suffering an overdose of barbiturates.

On Wednesday, Danneman was found in contempt of court for breaking an agreement not to describe Kathy Etchingham as a liar.

Etchingham, 49, had a 30-month relationship with Hendrix in the 1960s.

The two women had been at odds since shortly after Hendrix's death, and Etchingham publicly accused Danneman, a native of Germany, of not doing enough to try to save him.

The court case stemmed from Danneman's book, ``The Inner Life of Jimi Hendrix,'' which was published last year.
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